Global warming?(not a serious discussion)

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by max13077, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    As I sit here and type this at 10:04PM eastern time, the thermometer reads 4 degrees. There is a stiff 20MPH wind out of the west. Snow was flying a short time ago when I went out to check on my chickens.

    The TV just got done telling me all about the cold weather gripping the Midwest and the Northwest. Just last week it snowed in New Orleans.... Did global warming do an about face? It seems like it's either way above normal anymore, or way below. Normal is never "normal!"
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    That is why i think it's a bunch of bunk.
  3. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    It just seems like it's never "normal" anymore. I remember hunting a couple years ago in shirt-sleeves around this time. Today I was out doing the chickens in a ski mask and my old wool coat. I think it's fascinating how weather works.
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Global Climate Change
  5. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    Something like that...[​IMG] I just remember the old weather book I used to have where the author was fearful we would be "plunged into an ice age in the next two to four-hundred years."
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    This is why the term has been changed to "climate change" rather than "global warming". Warming isn't the problem as much as the rapid and drastic swings out of "normal".
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    No response.
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Quote:DOH!! That's a response!! Gotcha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

    Nov 25, 2008
    well, wasn't the government warning everyone about global cooling in the 70's? They just need something to be worried about. The earth is just like anything else, it goes through cycles... Since it's not a serious discussion I will step off of my soap-box and leave it at that. [​IMG] But I never know what it will be like out side, some days in the 70's other days it doesn't get above freezing - crazy!! [​IMG]
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  10. So we can stop worring about "the Greenhouse Effect" now? [​IMG]

    Maybe the "Icebox effect'.: [​IMG]

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